Velvet On My Mind

I used to travel to Chicago on business several times a year, and every time I squeezed in a couple of hours at the Chicago Art Institute. Not for the wonderful Impressionist collection, or the Picasso room, or even for Edward Hopper, but for the 14th century collection of armor and weapons. Here’s why: There […]

And the Winners Are . . .

Armchair traveler

Every spring for the last thirty plus years, the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) celebrates the little guys in the publishing world through its Benjamin Franklin Awards. This is actually a highly regarded indie book award program that recognizes excellence in editorial content, photography, and design. This year the IBPA judges, hundreds of them, chose […]

Threads Around the World

AroundtheWorld

We’re very proud of the books we publish, but we also like to highlight other good books from the world of textiles. Traditional Weavers of Guatemala author Deborah Chandler wrote to us about a new book that explores textile techniques around the world, Threads around the World: From Arabian Weaving to Batik in Zimbabwe. It’s written […]

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